Giovanni Visconti ‘lucky to get there at finish utilizing his legs’ immediately after freak shoe accident on Giro d’Italia phase 6

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Giovanni Visconti claims he was fortunate to arrive at the Giro d’Italia complete line in Matera on his bike after narrowly staying away from owning his foot impaled in a freak incident on stage six.

The Italian, who’s riding for Vini Zabù – KTM at the Italian Grand Tour, posted a image right after the phase recreating what had took place out on the road, poking a hex important as a result of the hole in his shoe, which had been torn by a piece of iron “with a diameter of .5cm and at minimum 20cm long”.


“Can I say that I am blessed to have arrived in Matera on my possess legs?” Visconti reported right after the complete. “A fright that fortunately remained only that.”

The 37-year-previous states he doesn’t know accurately how he quickly discovered himself driving with a piece of steel stuck through his shoe, but that it happened when he was descending at 60km/h.

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“I’ve reproduced, with a hex key, my misadventure these days at a lot more than 60km/h downhill…just to make you recognize what took place to me and how blessed I was.

“See you tomorrow, hoping that the black cloud that hangs over the Vini Zabù – KTM will be blown absent by the wind.”

Visconti’s staff-mates, Luca Wackermann and Etienne van Empel, have been both of those taken out inside the final kilometre of stage 4 following a helicopter blew a barrier onto the program.

Wackermann was pressured to abandon right after struggling a head damage, a fracture to his nasal bones, multiple contusions to the face and backbone, and lacerations to the left eyebrow, chin and right knee.

Geraint Thomas was also caught up in an unlucky crash, slipping on a bidon whilst passing as a result of the neutralised start out of stage a few.

On that day when the Giro d’Italia concluded up Mount Etna, Visconti completed 2nd powering EF Professional Cycling’s Jonathan Caicedo.

Just before the closing 10km, Visconti experienced requested for a bottle from his crew auto, but his motor vehicle could not get to him right before the banner, just after which riders aren’t permitted to consider on bidons.

Pissed off, Visconti’s sports activities director, Luca Scinto, then throws the bottle on the flooring, just in advance of Caicedo drops the Italian and rides absent to the stage victory.


“The rider phone calls you indicating he requires water…there was no area to go it right before we were below 10km so I check with if I can give him water, choose states no,” Scinto discussed.